“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”
― William Shakespeare
Are you held back by your own doubts? Doubt cripples the ability to do great work. What great work do you want to do?
For some people they are driven to do something great with their life and push on those thoughts everyday, taking action to make things happen. Others, sit in a cubicle and wish they were doing something else, something that was exciting and used their skills and talents fully. Are you using your talents fully?
There are those that do have great jobs, great pay and are admired by others but some of those people are plagued with doubt, “Am I good enough to do this work?” or “Is the work I am doing appreciated by anyone.” I’ve heard stories of people wondering if the work they are doing really matters. Are you one of those people who is wondering if their work matters? When I ask them if they have talked to their manager about their work they say, “No, my manager doesn’t have time” or “I’m not sure I should talk to my manager.” If your manager doesn’t have time to talk to you how would you know how you are doing. If you feel unsure about talking with your manager then what type of relationship do you have with your manager. A manager should be serving you and helping you to be your best so that you can do “great work”.
If you aren’t doing great work what is stopping you?